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New York Times, Wednesday, October 28, 1970

22-Across : Lapse

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1970, The New York TimesNo. 7,746
Across
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Political group : BLOC
5
Finns' neighbors : LAPPS
10
Tax : SCOT
14
Mauna Loa coating : LAVA
15
Frightening : EERIE
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Loyal : TRUE
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"___ There" : OVER
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Figure of speech : TROPE
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Cinderella garb : RAGS
20
Dovetailing piece : TENON
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Lapse : OVERSIGHT
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Small people : MIDGES
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Kind of pudding : HASTY
27
Wane : EBB
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Henry VIII's sixth : PARR
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Knack : ART
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Nullify : VOID
34
License-plate attachment : TAB
35
Thaws : DEICES
39
Temporary : INTERIM
41
Hilltop fort : REDOUBT
42
Assignment : LESSON
43
Thing of beauty : GEM
44
Character in "Quo Vadis" : NERO
45
Running game : TAG
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Welsh name : EVAN
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Plant : SOW
49
Customers : USERS
52
Implement for Rodin : CHISEL
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Chokes : THROTTLES
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Thoreau outings : WALKS
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Theatrical award : TONY
61
Old district of Asia Minor : IONIA
63
Not mad : SANE
64
Canal : ERIE
65
Football kicks : PUNTS
66
Throw off : EMIT
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Musical instrument : REED
68
Hide : STASH
69
Exclamation : RATS
Down
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Design in Rorschach test : BLOT
2
Bathe : LAVE
3
Wall appliance : OVEN
4
Pool shot : CAROM
5
Tennis term : LET
6
Radio message : AEROGRAM
7
Byword : PROVERB
8
Pan's creation : PIPES
9
Prophet : SEER
10
Arrangement of parallel bands : STRIATION
11
Steep rocks : CRAGS
12
"You ___ to be in pictures" : OUGHT
13
Snappish : TESTY
21
Check sharply : NIP
23
Particle : SHRED
25
Going out in a way : DATING
27
Corrupt : EVIL
28
Kind of china : BONE
29
Bridle parts : BITS
31
Moreover: Sp. : ADEMAS
33
Leveled : DESTROYED
36
Intimations : CUES
37
Spanish river : EBRO
38
Arrange compactly : STOW
40
Cook-out : ROAST
41
Returns to the scene : REVISITS
43
Place of suffering : GEHENNA
47
Fresh : NEW
49
Complete : UTTER
50
Prop up : SHORE
51
Man's nickname : ERNIE
52
Flat-headed nail : CLOUT
53
Beam : LASER
55
Upsets : TIPS
57
Lhasa V.I.P. : LAMA
58
Grow together : KNIT
59
Matched groups : SETS
62
Certain Wednesday : ASH

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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